Size: 36"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Continuing my explorations into hard edged abstraction, I again worked intuitively with no set plan. I started by drawing mostly trapezoidal shapes in pencil and then started to mix acrylic paint, gesso and matte medium. Masking off areas, painting and repainting and tweaking colors one against the others suggesting "folds" The one underlying theme in most of my work seems to be color, So it looks like I'm a colorist at heart. The painting is titled, signed and dated on the reverse. The paint wraps around the sides, so it is ready to hang as is.
Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended The School of Visual Arts, NYC from 1979 to 1982 where he studied under Elizabeth Murray, Keith Sonnier, Raphael Ferrer, Lucio Pozzi and Nachume Miller among others. Unfortunately art school does not teach you how to make money from fine art making. Therefore forced to make a living in the big city, Juan worked for several decades in business management for several large companies in law, accounting and telecommunications. Throughout this period Juan kept abreast of the art world by going to galleries and museums and making art in his spare time. Finally freed from money constraints in 2011 with early retirement, he is now dedicated to painting full time.